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front 4x4 ball joint remover/installer

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Dec 21, 2001.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    anyone used/bought one of these from Harbor Frieght ??? was it worth the cost, did anything break?? etc, etc...

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  2. I have never bought a ball joint installer/remover and wouldn't suggest you do either unless you are in the practice of changing them alot. I use the Autozone loan a tool thing and pay the deposit, use the tool, and bring it back. That has saved me quite alot of money. Just my $.02 !!

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  3. HarryH3

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    Is that the big honkin' C-clamp looking thing? If so, it's also very useful for changing U-joints. I bought one a while back and I'm quite happy with it. [​IMG]

    I found a picture of it: <a target="_blank" href=http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=43744>http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=43744</a>

    Is that the one?

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  4. jimmyjack

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    By far the best ball joint changing tool was the one the guy at the machine shop I took the knuckles to used! It was a breeze. I waited a few minutes, paid him a few bucks and I NEVER broke a sweat! I tried that tool from Autozone and I looked like a three legged monkey screwing a football, never again. Just my thoughts. Good luck.

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